The historic year for Gonzaga University women's basketball senior Courtney Vandersloot continued Wednesday as she was named to the John R. Wooden Award All America team.
The former Kentwood High star is the first player in NCAA Division I history, men’s or women’s, to score 2,000 points and pass out 1,000 assists, ending her career with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists.
“I am humbled to make this exclusive list and thank the Wooden Award for this prestigious honor,” said Vandersloot, who Tuesday was named second-team Associated Press All-American.
Vandersloot joins 2009 Wooden Award winner Maya Moore of Connecticut; Baylor sophomore Brittney Griner; and Stanford’s Jeanette Pohlen and Nnemkadi Ogwumike, a two-time selection.
All five are finalists for the Wooden Award as college basketball’s player of the year, to be announced in Los Angeles on April 8.